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El Quetzal de Mindo

) #2 of 5 Dessert in Mindo #2 of 28 Places to Eat in Mindo $$ - $$$ , Cafe, South American
9 De Octubre | Las Bouganvillas, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
+593 2-217-0034
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brownie” (76 reviews)
“ginger syrup” (4 reviews)
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Brew Pub, Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9 De Octubre | Las Bouganvillas, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This shop has a chocolate tour and makes the brownies from the local cacao. You can buy fresh coffee beans and chocolate too. Highly recommended.

Thank Nancy T
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We decided to stop by for a chocolate cake but decided to eat lunch there instead as it was already past lunch time. The fish in coconut sauce was absolutely incredible! Very big surprises as the restaurants is well known for its deserts. We also...More

1  Thank Kristiana S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for the tour and stayed for lunch. The tour was very informative with a walk through the process and then tasting the different chocolate. Decided to stay for lunch - split the El quetzal sandwich with yucca fries. The house ginger ale is amazing...More

1  Thank caomhail
Reviewed 8 June 2017

After a strenuous hike down to Mindo's waterfalls and back, the family repaired to the Quetzal restaurant. It offers a chocolate tour, but we were hungry and it was getting late, given that we still had to drive back to Quito. So we sat down...More

1  Thank TerribleIvan
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Menu and setting are excellent. We had their Kombucha and ended up ordering several bottles to go. Service is really reluctant, though. Spanish or English, the wanna-be-hipsters serving at the register and bar just don't seem to want to do anything service-related. They either don't...More

1  Thank TheGrinchesDogMaxx
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Hi, We really appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. I am really sorry that you had a bad experience with our service at El Quetzal. We pride ourselves in having excellent customer service and we are always striving to improve. If...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Really poor service, staff just stand and walk around not even looking while you try to make eye contact. Then when they finally do, or you approach them, they answer any qestion as if yo are stupid. Left with a shocking impression after all the...More

Thank Bagpuss090
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Incredibly nice guide with great knowledge guided by a small chocolate factory. You can try, touch, test. Revelation, worth the price of $ 10.

1  Thank JustinExplores
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Chocolate tour was great, offered in English or in Spanish. The Jugo de cacao was the best! Learned a lot and really enjoyed it!

1  Thank bklynbops
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We did the 90 minute chocolate tour - learning the process from start to finish, seeing both dark, milk and white chocolate making processes, the fermentation process through to final production. So interesting. The tasting was fantastic and well the cafe cholate and the ginger...More

1  Thank Yanaye
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Dear Yanaye, Thank you for the excellent review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our tour. We appreciate you taking the time to review us. Barbara

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We’ve been there with our kids (8 & 11) after some outdoor activities. Prior visiting the cocoa factories we had a late lunch there. We ordered different dishes for the kids & the adults together with some local made beer. In summary: all looked and...More

Thank Thomas_0608
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Brew Pub, Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 De Octubre | Las Bouganvillas, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Mindo
  • Phone Number: +593 2-217-0034
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El Quetzal is one of the premier restaurants in Mindo, Ecuador. Located only a few blocks from the Parque Central de Mindo, yet located in a quiet area with a river view where you can see hummingbirds, toucans, parrots and quetzals. We serve fresh foods harvested from our own organic gardens. Our menu selection includes authentic Ecuadorian dishes and typical American food options. Freshly made vegetarian options are available daily. Special dishes with chocolate and coffee. Our world-famous brownie. Freshly roasted coffee on site and we make chocolate in all forms and artisan beer. Chocolate making tours daily. 1.5 hours from Quito
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